Friday, 15 August 2008

Hi ho. Hi ho.

So I've been working from home for about 2 months now. I've still not had my first proper pay. In fact it's been about 3 months since I last got a decent pay. But things are going well.

At first I wasn't getting that much work. I'm not doing a 9-5 job were I get paid no matter how much -or little- I do, my pay depends on how much work there is.

When I first started there wasn't that much. I was able to go the beach or pool of a morning, come back during the hottest part of the day and do my work and be finished before lunch. It didn't really feel like work.
And not being paid helped with that feeling too.

In the last few days there has been a huge leap in the amount of work I have. It's been good to do some actual work. It's taken up the whole of my day though and I've not really been outside. It's felt like a proper day's work in fact.
And for the first time in a long time I actually looked foward to the weekend -and that's not just because the football season starts. Infact I was so excited about the weekend I set the alarm to get up early and beat everyone to the beach -more on that later.

But working from home has some major downsides. Mainly there aren't many people to talk to. Infact there's just this one guy in the "office." He often gets distracted by the internet and wastes a lot of time. And he hardly talks.
Also he seems to go anywhere I go, canteen/kitchen; he's there, bathroom; he's there. He keep's following me.
Also there is this one other girl in the "office." I never see her work. I'm pretty sure she doesn't actually work for the company. And most of the time she will come in about 2 or 3 o'clock for a few hours and totally distract me. She'll just stick the TV on or make me cook her something to eat. She is quite a distraction. And then she will leave.

I miss being able to socialise with other colleagues -I'm still looking out for a bar job to help with this. I miss going for my lunch time sandwich.
But I get paid next week so things are really starting to look up.


JL said...

and then she was like "get some work done, deadline was last week WTeff-word!" and then I was all like "who are you and what are doing in my house" and then she just vanished... like a cat in front of a fast moving car.

HI... I also work from home. It sometimes makes me sad inside, but then I don't like most people so that makes up for it.

PS I can't swear because my English teacher once told me it's a sign of bad vocab so I say eff-word instead - it makes me a cul kid.

commis chef said...

I miss the 11 o'clock pie run, and the afternoon trolley ladies that'd come by pushing crisps and chocolate like there was no tomorrow. Luckily, my office days were few - or I'd probably be obese by now.

Enjoy your pay check!!! And get a bar job! Honestly. Best thing I ever did. (But it did take me 7 months).

Robbie said...

@jl My girlfriend is similar to you. She would like to work from home as she gets annoyed with people easy. I'd much rather be working in a shop/bar/restaurant and meeting people. It makes life a little more interesting I think.
Also you're English teacher is correct. The eff-word is bad vocab. It certainly isn't used be "cul kids."

@Commis Eating in your house while working from home just isn't as good as a sandwich shop while working in an office. I might even start actually looking for a sandwich place. The only problem is the Spanish seem to only have chorizo on their sarnies....I've not aquired that taste yet.
Bar job I'm working on. I've met a few "lads" who run a bar. I'm muhc happier that I've made some friends more then anything, but perhaps they can let me know of any bar jobs going in the area. Plus I need to know a good hairdressers and the best pizza delivery in town, so will have to mentions these too.
In fact I'm out with them tonight to watch football. I'm quite excited. How sad :D